HAIRY BIKERS star Simon King is best known for showcasing his culinary skills alongside his co-star and pal Dave Myers on the duo's popular BBC programmes, but the television chef has now opened up on the potentially fatal moment he 'didn't think he'd survive' after suffering a brain aneurysm .show The Hairy Bikers Chocolate Challenge, which airs tonight. Ahead of this, the former spoke candidly about a brain haemorrhage he suffered but nearly ignored. Related articles Hairy Bikers: TV chefs ‘big wake-up call' in health battle revelation Speaking in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk, Simon - commonly referred to as Si - detailed the lead up to his brain aneurysm being diagnosed, after suffering from severe headaches. The Hairy Bikers star admitted he was tempted “to go back to bed” after he began to experience symptoms of the condition. Simon explained: “I had a brain haemorrhage in 2014. It wasn’t great. “It was very sobering when my consultant said, ‘Look, you made a serious decision by taking yourself to the hospital’. But I did just think about going back to bed because I felt very exhausted.” READ MORE: Hairy Bikers star Si King on near-fatal condition he almost ignored (Image: GETTY/WENN) Si King admitted he nearly ignored his brain aneurysm (Image: WENN/ITV) Hairy Bikers: Dave Meyers weight loss diet plan revealed The TV chef revealed that the situation could have turned out to be fatal if he hadn't have gone to the hospital. Simon continued: “[The doctor] said to me, 'If you went back to bed you would be dead'. So that was it.” An aneurysm is a bulge in a blood vessel caused by a weakness in the vessel wall and commonly occurs in either the heart or the brain, according to the NHS. If the blood vessel ruptures it can cause extensive brain damage and in some cases even death. David Myers and Simon King were both diagnosed as 'morbidly obese' (Image: GETTY) The Hairy Bikers' stars Si King and David Myers will be on Channel 5 (Image: GETTY) Symptoms often include a sudden agonising headache, a stiff neck, sickness and vomiting as well as sensitivity to light. Simon admitted he “didn’t think he’d survive” if he had remained overweight. “If I hadn’t lost the weight I don’t think I would have survived,” he remarked. “The problem with an aneurysm is the level of fatigue you go through during recovery. You simply can’t do anything. It used to take me all day to make one cup of tea when I first came home out of hospital.” DON'T MISS... Read more: Daily Express
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